[PATCH 3.2 042/110] ext4: don't retry file block mapping on bigalloc fs with non-extent file

From: Ben Hutchings
Date: Mon Aug 10 2015 - 06:42:11 EST

3.2.71-rc1 review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit 292db1bc6c105d86111e858859456bcb11f90f91 upstream.

ext4 isn't willing to map clusters to a non-extent file. Don't signal
this with an out of space error, since the FS will retry the
allocation (which didn't fail) forever. Instead, return EUCLEAN so
that the operation will fail immediately all the way back to userspace.

(The fix is either to run e2fsck -E bmap2extent, or to chattr +e the file.)

Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@xxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
fs/ext4/indirect.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/fs/ext4/indirect.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/indirect.c
@@ -706,7 +706,7 @@ int ext4_ind_map_blocks(handle_t *handle
EXT4_ERROR_INODE(inode, "Can't allocate blocks for "
"non-extent mapped inodes with bigalloc");
- return -ENOSPC;
+ return -EUCLEAN;

goal = ext4_find_goal(inode, map->m_lblk, partial);

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